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President Medvedev is in Washington DC, taking part in a nuclear security summit that has brought together 47 countries as well as the UN and the IAEA, the Voice of Russia reports. Called to safeguard the world from the nuclear threat, the high-profile meeting promises to be the biggest international event hosted by the US after the 1945 San Francisco conference that founded the UN. The summit will produce a communiquй and a work plan with every participating country being expected to...

13.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is heading for the United States to attend a nuclear security summit in Washington, the Voice of Russia reports. A total of 47 countries are due to take part, and also the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Union. According to the ITAR-TASS news agency, the forthcoming summit meeting is expected to help the international community to beef up the security of nuclear materials and prevent these from falling into the hands of forces that could use them for terrorist or other criminal purposes....

12.04.2010 Subject: Religion

The new START Treaty contributes considerably to stable world peace, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a Prague press conference on Thursday, adding that the document opens a new page in Russo-US relations, The Voice of Russia reports. Under the pact, each side is allowed a maximum of 1,550 nuclear warheads and no more than 700 deli-very vehicles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear arms. Medvedev thanked his American counterpart Barack Obama for his readiness to reach...

08.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Slovakia is one of Russia’s most important partners and is a reliable guarantor of Russian gas transit to European countries, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said at an official dinner given by the Slovak president on Tuesday, reports ITAR-TASS. “The Russian-Slovak relations are currently dynamically developing. These relations are based not only on the traditions of friendship, but also on mutually beneficial pragmatic cooperation,” the Russian president said. “We...

07.04.2010 Subject: Religion

To deepen relations with Russia is one of priorities of Slovakia's foreign policy, Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic told Itar-Tass in an exclusive interview on the eve of Tuesday's visit of Dmitry Medvedev. Gasparovic pointed out, "We, the Slovaks, view Russia as one of major European states which has been enriching and continues to enrich European culture. Russia is an integral part of European history, economics, and politics. This is what I stated during my first official visit to Moscow in 2006 during talks with the...

06.04.2010 Subject: Religion

World Russia Forum is an annual event dedicated to U.S. - Russia relations. The 2009 Forum Agenda featured panels on business, economic, and security cooperation, as well as in science, education and culture.  For two days leading American and Russian political leaders, businessmen, and scholars discussed specific proposals on how to reset the course from confrontation to strategic partnership and alliance between our two nations. As President Barack Obama settles into the White House, everyone is asking the same question: "Will the change that he promised actually...

29.04.2009 Subject: Religion

The opening session of Ukrainian Forum – “The Events in South Ossetia and the Reaction of the Ukrainian Public” – has taken place. Diplomatic missions from Russia and Georgia were invited along with those from countries bordering the conflict zone – Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president, took part in the discussion along with other public officials and experts. Although the main topics of the forum were the consolidation of Ukraine, the protection of...

16.08.2008 Subject: Religion

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